The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith

The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith

Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.5" X 8.5"
ISBN: 9781607012092
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Price: $14.95

Introduction by Gene Wolfe

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Edited by life-long Smith fan and weird fiction expert, Robert Weinberg, and with an introduction by acclaimed author Gene Wolfe, The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith offers both readers and scholars a definitive collection of short fiction and short novels, by an overlooked master of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Clark Ashton Smith, along with Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft, was considered one of the three great authors who wrote for Weird Tales in the 1930s. This collection reprints eighteen of Smith's best stories for that magazine and other publications of the period.

Publishers Weekly:
(Starred Review) This exceptional collection of Smith's short fiction showcases the underrated pulp master's storytelling genius in eighteen stories, most originally published between 1931 and 1935. In the dark fantasy gem The Isle of the Torturers, a king loses his realm to plague and seeks sanctuary on an island inhabited by sadists. The sublimely lyrical The City of Singing Flame describes a portal to a realm of unparalleled beauty and terror. Equal parts science fiction thriller and gut-wrenching horror, The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis pits a team of Mars explorers against an unearthed nightmare. Though over seventy years old, these stories are still wonderfully weird and wildly entertaining, making this collection a timeless treasure to be cherished by fans of horror and the pulps.

* The Return of the Sorcerer
* The City of the Singing Flame
* The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis
* The Double Shadow
* The Monster of the Prophecy
* The Hunters from Beyond
* The Isle of the Torturers
* A Night in Malnéant
* The Chain of Aforgomon
* The Dark Eidolon
* The Seven Geases
* The Holiness of Azédarac
* The Beast of Averoigne
* The Empire of the Necromancers
* The Disinterment of Venus
* The Devotee of Evil
* The Enchantress of Sylaire

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isbn: 9781607012092
booktype: Trade Paperback
pagecount: 448
pubdate: 2009-10-13
size: 5.5" X 8.5"